Nurses save lives every day. One study shows that nurses catch more than two-thirds of safety-compromising medical errors – such as wrong drug dosages – before they reach the patient. Even when errors actually do reach patients, nurses prevent physical harm almost half the time.1 They provide rapid response, assist in triage, double-check the physician’s work and interact with patients to observe important changes.2
As one of the most in-demand professions, nurses cater to the growing population of sick, elderly and addled patients in the United States. Not only is there a call for nurses, but a call for nurse leaders, nurse educators and nurse administrators to teach and guide the next generation of nurses in multiple settings. With this intricate field, growing population and ever-evolving technology, it is vital to stay at the forefront of efficient care, while keeping compassion intact.
Most nurses earn only one more degree after becoming certified. If that’s your plan, an RN to Bachelor to Master of Science in Nursing (RN-BS-MSN) degree will give you the best return on your investment of time and money.
Career options in nursing increase dramatically once you’ve earned a master of science in nursing degree. Opportunities include, but aren’t limited to, teaching, consulting, crafting health care policy and holding management and administrative positions.
Nursing is becoming more specialized as health care itself becomes more technical. Obtaining a master of science in nursing (MSN) degree equips registered nurses with the expertise to improve their patients’ care in this shifting environment and to advance their own careers.
Completing an RN to Bachelor of Science in Nursing (BSN) or RN to Master of Science in Nursing (MSN) program is a solid step toward career advancement.
MSN careers are flourishing, and if you want to be part of this rapidly growing area, an online MSN degree from Sacred Heart University can help you get where you want to go.
The field of nursing offers vast and ever-expanding career opportunities. Knowing what opportunities are available before you begin your nursing education can help you decide what type of education you want to pursue and how you’d like to use it.
Whatever your career goals, Sacred Heart University offers two online Nursing degrees to fit your plan. See which is right for you here.
All nurses lead in various ways but if your plan is to eventually supervise and manage others in your field, there are certain leadership styles that have proven to be effective in managing your peers.
A nursing career is not only challenging and rewarding, it can be multifaceted. Periodically checking in on your academic and professional achievements, is one way to ensure your nursing career is on track. Staying on track can lead to a professional rewarding and satisfying nursing career.